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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327544/fmnl-formins-boost-lamellipodial-force-generation
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Frieda Kage, Moritz Winterhoff, Vanessa Dimchev, Jan Mueller, Tobias Thalheim, Anika Freise, Stefan Brühmann, Jana Kollasser, Jennifer Block, Georgi Dimchev, Matthias Geyer, Hans-Joachim Schnittler, Cord Brakebusch, Theresia E B Stradal, Marie-France Carlier, Michael Sixt, Josef Käs, Jan Faix, Klemens Rottner
Migration frequently involves Rac-mediated protrusion of lamellipodia, formed by Arp2/3 complex-dependent branching thought to be crucial for force generation and stability of these networks. The formins FMNL2 and FMNL3 are Cdc42 effectors targeting to the lamellipodium tip and shown here to nucleate and elongate actin filaments with complementary activities in vitro. In migrating B16-F1 melanoma cells, both formins contribute to the velocity of lamellipodium protrusion. Loss of FMNL2/3 function in melanoma cells and fibroblasts reduces lamellipodial width, actin filament density and -bundling, without changing patterns of Arp2/3 complex incorporation...
March 22, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326701/-morphological-features-and-analysis-of-the-nerve-fibers-in-the-periodontal-ligament-of-dogs
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Zeng Xiaohua, Cai Qiaoling, Gong Ping
OBJECTIVE: To identify the properties of nerve fibers of dogs by immunohistochemical staining method. METHODS: Intact bone blocks above the inferior alveolar nerve canal were cut from the medial of the second premolar to the distal of the third premolar of healthy adult Beagle dogs of 18 months, embedded to make hard tissue sections, stained with S100 and neurofilament protein (NFP) antibodies, and finally observed the nerve distribution under the microscope. RESULTS: The distribution of S100 positive tissue in the periodontal ligament of dogs showed the following patterns: bundles of densely gathered rings with different diameters, filaments accompanied by lumens, free endings and deep-dyeing oval lamellasome...
October 1, 2016: Hua Xi Kou Qiang Yi Xue za Zhi, Huaxi Kouqiang Yixue Zazhi, West China Journal of Stomatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320746/race-and-sex-differences-in-qrs-interval-and-associated-outcome-among-patients-with-left-ventricular-systolic-dysfunction
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Tiffany C Randolph, Samuel Broderick, Linda K Shaw, Karen Chiswell, Robert J Mentz, Valentina Kutyifa, Eric J Velazquez, Francis R Gilliam, Kevin L Thomas
BACKGROUND: Prolonged QRS duration is associated with increased mortality among heart failure patients, but race or sex differences in QRS duration and associated effect on outcomes are unknown. METHODS AND RESULTS: We investigated QRS duration and morphology among 2463 black and white patients with heart failure and left ventricular ejection fraction ≤35% who underwent coronary angiography and 12-lead electrocardiography at Duke University Hospital from 1995 through 2011...
March 20, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318665/the-relation-between-local-repolarization-and-t-wave-morphology-in-heart-failure-patients
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Francesco Maffessanti, Joris Wanten, Mark Potse, Francois Regoli, Maria Luce Caputo, Giulio Conte, Daniel Sürder, Annekatrin Illner, Rolf Krause, Tiziano Moccetti, Angelo Auricchio, Frits W Prinzen
BACKGROUND: Both duration and morphology of the T-wave are regarded important parameters describing repolarization of the ventricles. Conventionally, T-wave concordance is explained by an inverse relation between the time of depolarization (TD) and repolarization (TR). Little is known about T-wave morphology and TD-TR relations in patients with heart failure. METHODS: Electro-anatomic maps were obtained in the left (LV) and right ventricle (RV) and in the coronary sinus (CS) in patients with heart failure with narrow (nQRS, n=8) and wide QRS complex with (LBBB, n=15) and without left bundle branch block (non-LBBB, n=7)...
February 22, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298620/refractory-cardiogenic-shock-from-right-ventricular-infarction-successfully-managed-with-inhaled-epoprostenol
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Natalie Held, Nathaniel Little, Mori J Krantz, Brian L Stauffer
BACKGROUND Recognition and appropriate management of right ventricular (RV) infarction is essential, as RV injury increases mortality and substantially alters management during acute coronary syndrome. We report a case of RV infarction presenting with new right bundle branch block (RBBB), and therapeutic use of inhaled epoprostenol to reduce RV afterload and augment cardiac output during refractory cardiogenic shock. CASE REPORT A 53-year-old male presented to our institution in ventricular fibrillation with subsequent development of RBBB in the setting of proximal right coronary artery occlusion...
March 16, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297125/a-new-formula-for-estimating-the-true-qt-interval-in-left-bundle-branch-block
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Binhao Wang, L I Zhang, Peixin Cong, Huimin Chu, Ying Liu, Jinqiu Liu, William Surkis, Yunlong Xia
INTRODUCTION: QT prolongation is an independent risk factor for cardiac mortality. Left bundle branch block (LBBB) is more common in patients as they age. Widening of the QRS in LBBB causes false QT prolongation and thus makes true QT assessment difficult. We aimed to develop a simple formula to achieve a good estimate of the QT interval in the presence of LBBB. METHODS AND RESULTS: To determine the effect of QRS duration on the QT interval, QRS and QT were measured in sinus rhythm (SR) and during right ventricular apical pacing in 62 patients (age 55 ± 11 years, 60% male) undergoing electrophysiology studies...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294644/electrocardiogram-changes-and-atrial-arrhythmias-in-individuals-carrying-sodium-channel-scn5a-d1275n-mutation
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Sari U M Vanninen, Kjell Nikus, Katriina Aalto-Setälä
INTRODUCTION: The cardiac sodium channel SCN5A regulates atrioventricular and ventricular depolarization as well as cardiac conduction. Patients with cardiac electrical abnormalities have an increased risk of sudden cardiac death (SCD) and cardio-embolic stroke. Optimal management of cardiac disease includes the understanding of association between the causative mutations and the clinical phenotype. A 12-lead electrocardiogram (ECG) is an easy and inexpensive tool for finding risk patients...
March 15, 2017: Annals of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294370/is-there-a-prognostic-relevance-of-electrophysiological-studies-in-bundle-branch-block-patients
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Harilaos Bogossian, Gerrit Frommeyer, Kornelius Göbbert, Fuad Hasan, Quy Suu Nguyen, Ilias Ninios, Dejan Mijic, Dirk Bandorski, Reinhard Hoeltgen, Melchior Seyfarth, Bernd Lemke, Lars Eckardt, Markus Zarse
BACKGROUND: The present European guidelines suggest a diagnostic electrophysiological (EP) study to determine indication for cardiac pacing in patients with bundle branch block and unexplained syncope. We evaluated the prognostic relevance of an EP study for mortality and the development of permanent complete atrioventricular (AV) block in patients with symptomatic bifascicular block and first-degree AV block. HYPOTHESIS: The HV interval is a poor prognostic marker to predict the development of permanent AV block in patients with symptomatic bifascicular block (BFB) and AV block I°...
March 15, 2017: Clinical Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294356/prevalence-and-clinical-significance-of-left-bundle-branch-block-according-to-classical-or-strict-definition-criteria-in-permanent-pacemaker-patients
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Andrea Mazza, Maria Grazia Bendini, Raffaele De Cristofaro, Mariolina Lovecchio, Sergio Valsecchi, Massimo Leggio, Giuseppe Boriani
BACKGROUND: Previous studies have shown that the presence of left bundle branch block (LBBB) is associated with an increased risk of cardiac mortality and heart failure (HF). Recently, new criteria to define strict LBBB have been proposed: QRS duration ≥140 ms for men and ≥130 ms for women, along with mid-QRS notching or slurring in ≥2 contiguous leads. HYPOTHESIS: We assessed the prevalence and prognostic significance of LBBB according to classical (QRS duration ≥120ms) and strict criteria in permanent pacemaker patients...
March 10, 2017: Clinical Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292752/fascicular-ventricular-tachycardia-originating-from-papillary-muscles-purkinje-network-involvement-in-the-reentrant-circuit
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Yuki Komatsu, Akihiko Nogami, Kenji Kurosaki, Itsuro Morishima, Keita Masuda, Tomoya Ozawa, Takashi Kaneshiro, Yuichi Hanaki, Yasutoshi Shinoda, Ahmed Karim Talib, Shinya Kowase, Yukio Sekiguchi, Kazutaka Aonuma
BACKGROUND: Verapamil-sensitive fascicular ventricular tachycardia (FVT) has been demonstrated to be a reentrant mechanism using the Purkinje network as a part of its reentrant circuit. Although the papillary muscles (PMs) are implicated in arrhythmogenic structure, reentrant FVT originating from the PMs has not been well defined. METHODS AND RESULTS: We studied 13 patients in whom FVT was successfully eliminated by ablation at the posterior PMs (n=8; PPM-FVT) and anterior PMs (n=5; APM-FVT)...
March 2017: Circulation. Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290858/-left-bundle-branch-block-in-unstable-angina-mortality-and-rate-of-myocardial-infarction
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V M Baev, E V Lantsova, D B Kozlov, E F Varova
AIM: to study mortality and adverse outcomes in patients with unstable angina (UA) and left bundle branch block (LBBB). MATERIAL AND METHODS: We included in this study UA patients with (n=56) and without LBBB (n=310). Period of observation was 14 days (from admission to discharge). The following events were considered as adverse outcomes: death, myocardial infarction, carcinogenic shock, and stroke. RESULTS: Combination of UA with LBBB was associated with increases of risk of death (3...
September 2016: Kardiologiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290164/risk-factors-for-permanent-pacemaker-after-implantation-of-surgical-or-percutaneous-self-expanding-aortic-prostheses
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Emmanuel Villa, Alberto Clerici, Antonio Messina, Luca Testa, Francesco Bedogni, Andrea Moneta, Francesco Donatelli, Giovanni Troise
BACKGROUND: The use of transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) following the introduction of Nitinol autoexpandable devices has spread rapidly during recent years. In addition, cardiac surgery has been revolutionized due to the use of Nitinol-based sutureless prostheses for aortic valve replacement (AVR). During the same period, however, permanent pacemaker (PPM) implantation has emerged as a frequent complication. The study aim was to identify the risk factors of PPM following the implantation of a Nitinol self-expanding prosthesis (for AVR or TAVI)...
November 2016: Journal of Heart Valve Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283746/predictors-for-permanent-pacemaker-implantation-in-patients-undergoing-transfemoral-aortic-valve-implantation-with-the-edwards-sapien-3-valve
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Birgid Gonska, Julia Seeger, Mirjam Keßler, Alexander von Keil, Wolfgang Rottbauer, Jochen Wöhrle
BACKGROUND: Predictors for the need of permanent pacemaker implantation (PPMI) in the context of transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) are not well defined yet. We evaluated the impact of conduction disturbances, calcium volume of the device landing zone, oversizing and implantation depth on PPMI after TAVI with the balloon-expandable Edwards Sapien 3 (ES3). METHODS AND RESULTS: 335 consecutive patients undergoing transfemoral TAVI with the ES3 for the treatment of symptomatic severe aortic stenosis were included (clinicaltrials NCT02162069)...
March 10, 2017: Clinical Research in Cardiology: Official Journal of the German Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28269520/3d-anatomical-reconstruction-of-human-cardiac-conduction-system-and-simulation-of-bundle-branch-block-after-tavi-procedure
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Andrew J Atkinson, Sanjay R Kharche, Michael G Bateman, Paul A Iaizzo, Halina Dobrzynski
The cardiac conduction system (CCS) is responsible for the initiation and propagation of action potentials through the heart ensuring efficient pumping of blood. Understanding the anatomy of the CCS and its relationship with other major cardiac components is important to help understand arrhythmias and how certain procedures may increase the incidence of arrhythmias developing. We sectioned a whole human heart and performed Masson's trichrome histology in order to identify the components of the CCS. The histology images were used to construct a 3D anatomical model...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258731/hypotension-and-left-bundle-branch-block
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Mazen M Kawji, David Luke Glancy
A 69-year-old man with chronic kidney disease and no chest pain had the new onset of hypotension. An electrocardiogram revealed left bundle branch block and inferior ST-segment elevation concordant with the QRS complexes in leads II and aVF, a pattern diagnostic of acute inferior myocardial infarction. Coronary arteriography showed triple vessel disease with complete occlusion of the right. He was treated with an intraaortic balloon pump and percutaneous coronary intervention, followed by coronary artery bypass operation at a nearby hospital...
January 25, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258051/transcatheter-heart-valve-selection-and-permanent-pacemaker-implantation-in-patients-with-pre-existent-right-bundle-branch-block
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Lennart van Gils, Didier Tchetche, Thibault Lhermusier, Masieh Abawi, Nicolas Dumonteil, Ramón Rodriguez Olivares, Javier Molina-Martin de Nicolas, Pieter R Stella, Didier Carrié, Peter P De Jaegere, Nicolas M Van Mieghem
BACKGROUND: Right bundle branch block is an established predictor for new conduction disturbances and need for a permanent pacemaker (PPM) after transcatheter aortic valve replacement. The aim of the study was to evaluate the absolute rates of transcatheter aortic valve replacement related PPM implantations in patients with pre-existent right bundle branch block and categorize for different transcatheter heart valves. METHODS AND RESULTS: We pooled data on 306 transcatheter aortic valve replacement patients from 4 high-volume centers in Europe and selected those with right bundle branch block at baseline without a previously implanted PPM...
March 3, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257570/pattern-breaks-on-the-surface-ecg-can-we-anticipate-a-long-day-ahead
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EDITORIAL
Jason S Bradfield, Kalyanam Shivkumar
In 1988, Miller and colleagues(1) reported their experience with the correlation between 12-lead electrocardiograms (ECG) and endocardial sites of ventricular tachycardia (VT) origin in patients with coronary artery disease. In this series of 182 VTs in 108 patients, they noted numerous precordial transition patterns, one of which was a "regression/growth" pattern, with loss of R waves in the mid- precordial leads and then "regrowth" in the left precordial leads during right bundle branch block morphology VT...
March 3, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28248410/low-permanent-pacemaker-rates-following-lotus-device-implantation-for-transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement-due-to-modified-implantation-protocol
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Florian Krackhardt, Behrouz Kherad, Maximilian Krisper, Burkert Pieske, Michael Laule, Carsten Tschöpe
BACKGROUND: Conduction disturbances requiring permanent pacemaker implantation following transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) are a common problem. Pacemaker implantation rates after TAVR appear to be higher compared to conventional aortic valve replacement. The aim of this study was to analyze whether a high annulus implantation conveys the benefit of a decreased rate of permanent pacemaker implantation while being safe and successful according to VAR2-criteria. METHODS: A total of 23 patients with symptomatic severe aortic valve stenosis, an aortic annulus of 19-27mm and at high risk for surgery were treated with the Lotus valve...
March 1, 2017: Cardiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28248005/evaluation-of-the-ecg-based-selvester-scoring-method-to-estimate-myocardial-scar-burden-and-predict-clinical-outcome-in-patients-with-left-bundle-branch-block-with-comparison-to-late-gadolinium-enhancement-cmr-imaging
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Uzma Chaudhry, Pyotr G Platonov, Robert Jablonowski, Jean-Philippe Couderc, Henrik Engblom, Xiajuang Xia, Björn Wieslander, Brett D Atwater, David G Strauss, Jesper Van der Pals, Martin Ugander, Marcus Carlsson, Rasmus Borgquist
BACKGROUND: Myocardial scar burden quantification is an emerging clinical parameter for risk stratification of sudden cardiac death and prediction of ventricular arrhythmias in patients with left ventricular dysfunction. We investigated the relationships among semiautomated Selvester score burden and late gadolinium enhancement-cardiovascular magnetic resonance (LGE-CMR) assessed scar burden and clinical outcome in patients with underlying heart failure, left bundle branch block (LBBB) and implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) treatment...
March 1, 2017: Annals of Noninvasive Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238566/association-between-right-ventricular-systolic-function-and-electromechanical-delay-in-patients-with-right-bundle-branch-block
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Dong Hyun Park, Kyoung Im Cho, Yoon Kyung Kim, Bong Joon Kim, Ga In You, Sung Il Im, Hyun Su Kim, Jeong Ho Heo
BACKGROUND: Elevated right ventricle (RV) pressure and/or volume can place stress on the right bundle branch block (RBBB) and its associated Purkinje network, which can affect its electrical properties, resulting in conduction delay or block. We hypothesized that prolonged R' wave duration in lead V1 would extend the later portion of the QRS complex and can act as an indicator of reduced RV function in patients with RBBB. METHOD: Kosin University Gospel Hospital echocardiography and electrocardiography (ECG) database was reviewed to identify patients with complete RBBB between 2013 and 2015...
February 23, 2017: Journal of Cardiology
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